When you have a baby it can be so hard to keep on top of everything so today we thought we’d share the vaccination schedule with you so you have it on hand when you can’t find their red book easily or if you are nannying and you want to check what vaccinations are coming up for your charges. We have also included the possible side affects so you know what to expect afterwards.
Mum from 28 weeks of pregnancy
- Whooping Cough (Pertussis)
Baby 2 months
- 5-in-1 Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough (Pertussis), Polio and Haemophilius Influenzae type B (Hib)
- Pneumococcal (PCV)
- Meningitis B
Baby 3 months
- 5-in-1 (second dose)
- Meningitis C
- Rotavirus (second dose)
Baby 4 months
- 5-in-1 (third dose)
- PCV (second dose)
- Meningitis B (second dose)
Baby 12-13 months
- Hib (forth dose) and Meningitis C (second dose) Given as a single injection.
- PCV (third dose)
- MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella)
- Meningitis B (third dose)
Toddler 3years and 4months (up to school starting age)
- 4-in-1 Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping cough and Polio
- MMR (second dose)
Early teen girls 12-13years
- Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
- Meningitis ACWY
- 3-in-1 Tetanus, Diphtheria and Polio
Possible side affects from the vaccinations
5-in-1 Side affects: Few but common for your baby to be a bit irritable after the injection and have minor redness and swelling around the area that shouldn’t last long.
Pneumococcal vaccine Side affects: Can cause a slight fever and redness and swelling around the area.
Rotavirus Side affects: Most babies will have no side affects, however some may be a bit irritable after and may develop mild diarrhoea.
Meningitis C Side affects: Can cause a slight swelling and redness around the area and a mild fever. MMR Side affects: Usually mild but can cause baby/child to form a mild case of mumps or measles that last for two to three days. If you spot a rash of bruise like spots a few weeks after the injection you should speak to your GP.
Meningitis B side affects: Mild side affects, your child is likely to develop a fever in the first 24 hours and may have minor redness around the area of vaccination. They may also be a little irritable after.
This information was taken from the NHS website.